The Secret 7.6 cent Print Sale

4x6 Prints only 7.6 cents!Use dotphoto’s weekly Reader’s Reward code in the dotphoto newsletter to save another 5% on our already low 4×6 print prices. As a dotphoto member, you’ll always get free shipping on orders of $10 or more, so your shipping is free, which is one reason that dotphoto print prices are even better than “free print” services, which ding you for lots of additional costs. (Tap here to see why dotphoto is cheaper than “free” prints.)

Here’s the biggest secret: you can get 7.6 cent prints every week — just look for the Reader’s Reward code in your weekly dotphoto newsletter.

You can print up to 1000 photos per order, so the Reader’s Reward can save another $4 per order. And you can print as many orders as you like; every time you order more than $10, shipping is free.

Sign up for the free dotphoto newsletter here.

dotphoto Beach Towels

Order a Large MagnetBeach towels don’t have to be mass-produced. They can be fun and you can even add your name in the corner.

Beach towels we love

  • A full size photo of your significant other
  • Your school mascot or logo
  • A colorful flag
  • A sassy saying or meme
  • A family portrait
  • “Reserved for [your name]”
  • A picture of sand (funny, but it may be hard to find)
  • A picture of your favorite pet
  • Great art
  • Your personal monogram
  • Picture from the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Picture of your favorite car
  • A chalk outline from a police scene
  • Free background photos from this site
  • Any great photo from these free stock photography sites

How to print a photo from a video

Tap for free Facebook coversMore and more people are saving short videos on dotphoto like this one. But how can you print a picture from a video?

While there is special software for converting videos into photos, you can also capture a screen, save it, and upload it to dotphoto as a photo that can be printed. This dotphoto FAQ includes detailed instructions for both Windows and Mac users on how to extract and print photos from videos.  Procedures for capturing video screens for printing

Introducing the Memo Magnet

Order a Large MagnetConsider the lowly refrigerator magnet. Only $2.99, but occupier of the most visited wall in the house. While we wait for our refrigerators to become sentient – to order groceries automatically and to display pictures on our command – the humble refrigerator magnet carries on. You can wipe jelly off it, and, as new magnets join, reposition your pictures. The refrigerator magnet is one of the most reliable home devices.

Visiting Mom last week, I noticed that she often searches for certain phone numbers, so we created the dotphoto Memo Magnet– a 3.5” x 5” vertical frig magnet that has room for a photo at the top and a lot of text below. A second version has a header like the one pictured here. By the way, this quote is often attributed to Emerson, but was written by Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904.

I sent Mom a list of her favorite phone numbers, but you can make Memo Magnets for birthday lists, favorite poems, inspirational sayings, procedures, save-the-date reminders, or any info that you might use or enjoy every day.

To make a Memo Magnet, choose Shop, Lg  Refrigerator Magnet, DesignsAll Occasions, and then add a photo and your text.

Citizen Journalism

Tap for slideshowAs we enter the age of constant cameras (and microphones), individuals have become broadcasters. Almost unseen in the recent news cycle were the riots in Haiti. The government raised gas prices to $20 a gallon to balance the budget. Riots ensued, buildings burned, three people died, and the government suspended the price hike.

A friend returning from a humanitarian mission shared these photos, and said she was relieved to have escaped. Beside the raw authenticity of these cell phone images, they are interesting because The Washington Post reported that “At one point they attempted to set a gas station on fire but were held off by police.” However, one of these photos shows a gas pump burning at a Haitian gas station.

How to print giant posters and framed prints in any ratio or size up to 42″

AGiantPosters friend asked how to cover a gash in his wall. He said he wanted a nice poster to place in a 33″ wide alcove, which is an unusual size. The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop can print posters AND customized frames up to 42 inches wide and tall, so the max size is 42″ x 42″. That’s a big image.

We added a border to the famous painting “Young Man at His Window,” set the ratio to 33/42, and used the dotphoto Custom Frame Shop to print. You can make laminated posters, canvases or framed prints in any ratio.

Most online print sites require you to print only fixed sizes like 20x 24 or 30×40. With the dotphoto Custom Frame Shop, you cut to any size or ratio.

Need help sizing your image?
We’ll set it up for you. Send your request to giantprints@dotphoto.com

The Best Time to Be Alive – Happy July 4th! – Free Facebook Cover Photos

Tap for slideshowThis may be the best time ever to be alive.

As we prepare to celebrate July 4th, it’s worth remembering that no nation has ever progressed so far in 200 years. We have more freedom, longer lives, and more opportunity than ever in history. Despite the drumbeat of frightening news, we are safer and better off than any generation before us.

Want proof? Bill Gates recently gave away a book called Factfulness to every 2018 college graduate. Examining the facts about harvests, cancer, plane crashes, child labor, hunger, technology and other concerns, Factfulness presents a powerful case for dramatic improvements in our lifetimes. This dotphoto slideshow displays 32 positive trends.

At dotphoto, we are fortunate to save billions of mostly happy photos from happy events like July 4th. Every week, we work to improve the service, fix something, or provide something you might enjoy. Here is the update for this week…

Tap for free Facebook coversFree July Fourth Facebook Cover Photos
These photos are cropped to 851 b6 315, which is the perfect size for a Facebook cover photo. You can copy and paste these images into your Facebook account, and then select them as your cover photo. You can also use the dotphoto editor to crop your own cover photo for Facebook.